Topcon Healthcare, Inc. Appoints New CEO and President to Lead the Corporate Mission to Deliver Healthcare from the Eye

Ali Tafreshi
Mr. Ali Tafreshi, the new CEO and President of Topcon Healthcare, Inc​​.

TOKYO, Japan – Topcon Corporation (TSE 7732), a leading provider of robotic medical devices and software solutions for the global eye care community, is pleased to announce Ali Tafreshi has been named CEO and President of Topcon Healthcare, Inc. In his new role, Mr. Tafreshi will maintain the company’s focus on improving healthcare access, cost, and quality by delivering AI-powered solutions using the vendor-inclusive, secure, and connected platform – Harmony.

“I’m honored to take on this role and look forward to expanding the application of oculomics; using the eye to determine eye and systemic health status.  We call this strategy, “Healthcare from the Eye,” said Mr. Tafreshi.

Having worked in eye care for over 20 years, Ali has extensive and diverse expertise in stimulating innovation and product development. “With longstanding collaborations with leading institutions throughout the world, Ali provides a bridge between scientific rigor and clinical practice,” said Robert N. Weinreb, MD, Chair and Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Diego. He transitioned from academia to industry when he joined Heidelberg Engineering, where he had several roles, including Global Head/VP of Product Management and Clinical Affairs. He most recently served as Topcon Healthcare’s Chief Officer of Strategy, Innovation, and Clinical Development. In that role, he was responsible for the strategy to drive digital health solutions using Harmony.

“Ali’s clinical and industry expertise, knowledge of our business, and commitment to our values make him the ideal choice for this role,” said Hideyuki Takizawa, Topcon Corporation’s Senior Executive Officer and General Manager of the Eye Care Business division. “We are confident in his ongoing work to advance Healthcare from the Eye and optimize the value of our innovative robotic devices and intelligent software solutions.”

“Topcon Healthcare, Inc. is uniquely positioned and willing to take the long-term view needed to expand healthcare access while decreasing overall cost via earlier diagnosis and management of systemic and eye-related disease,” commented Fumio Ohue, Senior Vice President of Topcon Corporation.

About Topcon Healthcare

Topcon Healthcare, Inc. is part of Topcon Corporation (TSE 7732), Our vision is to improve access and quality of healthcare while decreasing the overall cost. To achieve this mission, we have established Harmony, a platform to accelerate the evolution of AI-powered algorithms that enable the detection of systemic, neurological, and ophthalmic disease markers even before discernable symptoms are present. Topcon Healthcare is investing in innovators focused on healthcare transformation, emphasizing AI-powered digital Healthcare from the Eye. This approach helps doctors to prevent disease and, when needed, to treat at the earliest disease state for better, less costly outcomes. 

Topcon Corporation is a global business focused on developing solutions that solve societal challenges in the mega-domains of healthcare, agriculture, and infrastructure. In healthcare, these challenges include increasing eye disease, rising medical costs, physician shortages, and unequal access to healthcare. By investing in value-driven innovations, Topcon Corporation works to help people enjoy good health and a better quality of life.  For more info, visit


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